US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed the US-Qatar «strategic partnership,» when speaking at a press conference in Doha on Sunday.
Pompeo commended the relations between Washington DC and Doha, which he said «spans many areas and continues to grow.»
The US secretary of state noted that «our defence relationship is extensive, important and growing.» He then thanked Qatar for ensuring that... Еще the Al Udeid Air Base can meet the needs of the US military, which has «served as a primary staging area for our coalition to defeat ISIS.»
During a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Pompeo also pushed for an end to a diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Arab Gulf blockading nations.
Pompeo is on a visit to Qatar as part of his Middle East tour.